Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
Ollie Howell Quintet
LONDON Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
Ollie Howell is a London-based multi-award winning drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Quincy Jones calls him 'an unbelievable drummer - so creative I couldn't believe it' – he’ll mix originals and hard bop classics
Based in London, Ollie is establishing a name for himself both in the UK and internationally. His live shows and recordings impress fans with a punchy blend of creativity, stunning improvisation and critically acclaimed compositions. Quincy Jones calls him 'an unbelievable drummer. So creative I couldn't believe it... he really is a 360-degree beautiful young cat.'
Ollie is the first jazz recipient of a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. His first album Sutures and Stitches received critical acclaim, with the Guardian hailing it as 'a fine debut' and Mojo stating that his music 'has delicious dynamic flow and an almost elegiac beauty'. His second album, 'Self-Identity', was released on Ropeadope in 2017, and the Sky Arts channel filmed a program around the making of the album, presented by Melvyn Bragg.